Welcome to Suffolk Archives, home to 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history captured through thousands of documents. We are open for everyone to discover the past through our nationally and internationally significant collections.

What's On

Details of all our events, including virtual activities and online exhibitions 

Get Started

Information and guidance on planning your visit, booking an appointment, how to start your research, our key collections, and volunteering.

 

Be Inspired

Uncover the amazing stories that can be found in our archives through exhibitions and projects. Discover how archives can be used and enjoyed by everyone 

Exhibitions

Explore our collections through a regularly changing programme of exhibitions including online displays, touring, and shows at The Hold. 

Suffolk Through Maps

Discover our new map feature that shows Suffolk through the ages on a variety of maps. 

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Online shop

Request research and pay for copying and transcription services.

I enjoyed learning about our school’s history, because I like the feeling I get when I know that I am sitting right where other children sat many years ago, doing similar things to what they did.